The results are in!
From the 700 applications worldwide, we have over 40 startups graduated from accelerators including Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars, Alchemist, and Barclays; 275 startups have raised over $100,000. Our amazing Evaluation Committee has some tough decisions to make when it comes to choosing the Top 15. All of them rank each startup based on its Traction, Product Innovation, Team, and Industry.
We’re thrilled to announce our Top 15 of G-Startup Worldwide Silicon Valley 2016:
Aptonomy – Self-flying security drones
Bridgefy, Inc. – Embeddable software that makes apps work without the internet
CareerLark – Chat-first performance management platform for the millennial workforce
CUJO – smart firewall that protects your connected home from criminal hackers
EVELO – Direct-to-consumer Smart Electric Bicycles
GetWala – Digital banking platform for emerging market
iSono Health – Ultrasound + AI platform for regular and accessible breast health monitoring
Italist– Globalizing Italian luxury retail
Lab Sensor Solutions – Healthcare Sensor as a Service
Laugh.ly – Pandora for standup comedy
MoBagel – AI-as-a-Service that enables smarter IoT businesses
MORI – Naturally safe baby essentials
Scoutible – Game-based hiring platform
Tallyfy – Track hundreds of processes in one place
The/Studio Corporation – On-demand custom manufacturing platform for apparel and fashion accessories
A special thank you to our Evaluation Committee for their insight and valuable feedback on selecting the best startups.
Rui Ma, 500 Startups
Edith Yeung, 500 Startups
Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures
Dan Darling, Darling Ventures
Barrett Parkman, GWC Innovator Fund
Ryan Baird, GWC Innovator Fund
Irene Huang, GWC Innovator Fund
David Kim, Telos Ventures
Meera Kaul, The Meera Kaul Foundation
Chad Bailey, Nokia Growth Partners
Michale Wonosaputro, GDP Ventures
Yohei Nakajima, Techstars
Daeki Lee, Translink Capital
Daniel Hoffer, Tandem
Chuhan Wang, GGV Capital
Robin Li, GGV Capital
Taro Fukuyama, AnyPerk
These 15 startups will pitch our world famous venture capital judges for a regional prize of $50,000 investment. The Silicon Valley winner will then go on to compete against the other regional winners from Tel Aviv, Beijing, Jakarta, Tokyo, Bangalore, and Taipei for an additional grand prize of $250,000 investment. All of this will happen at the G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals on September 28, 2016.
If you are an investor, please join us to meet top tier VCs, gain insights on where the smart money is investing, and hear top startups pitch who are truly changing the world.
Special thanks to our Silicon Valley Partners IBM, Lyft and Global Partners Sequoia Capital, Cheetah Mobile, Google Launchpad, Cutler PR. With their support, we are able to help build startup ecosystems around the globe and help enable startups to change the world!
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(5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, 94111). Subject to Lyft‘s Terms of Service: lyft.com/terms.
G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest over $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.G-Startup Worldwide will be hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2016 including Tel-Aviv, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Bangalore, Taipei, Seoul and San Francisco. G-Startup Worldwide will invest over $1 million into 27 companies around the world in 2016. The winner of G-Startup Worldwide will receive a $50,000 investment prize, the second place winner will receive a $30,000 investment prize and the third place winner will receive a $20,000 investment prize. The winner will also receive a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the 2016 G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner. The second place winner overall will receive an additional $120,000 winner and the Global Winner will receive an additional $250,000 investment! Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executive as well as support from our mentor network. Any eligible startup from around the world may apply.
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